All over Telangana, heavy rains continue to interfere with daily living.
Hyderabad: The India Meteorological Department, Hyderabad, has issued a red alert for the upcoming 48 hours as torrential downpour continued to disrupt daily life throughout Telangana. Heavy rains and strong winds were experienced throughout the State as a result of a well-defined low pressure system in the northwest Gulf of Bengal.
For various districts in the State, including Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Mahabubabad, and Yadadri Bhongir, where heavy rain is anticipated on Thursday, a red alert has been issued. For the next two days, all of the districts are predicted to see moderate to heavy rainfall.
On Wednesday, Karakagudem in the Bhadradri Kothagudem district saw the greatest rainfall of 20 cm. Officials have issued an early warning as a result of the Godavari River's rising flood levels as a result of the nonstop rain. The Godavari River's water level rose to 44.4 feet on Wednesday night. The first level danger alert has already been sent by the authorities, and if the water level rises an additional four feet to reach 48 feet, a second level warning signal will be sent. Water has already entered stores close to the temple and the Nithyannadana Satram as a result of the floods in the areas around Bhadrachalam.
The former districts of Adilabad, Nizamabad, Warangal, and Khammam in rural Telangana saw moderate to heavy rainfall that disrupted daily life. In addition, 75 gates of the Lakshmi barrage at Medigadda in the Bhupalpally district were opened, releasing 5,18,710 cusecs of water, adding to the Godavari river's strong inflows in other regions.
Low-lying residents have been urged to relocate, and it has been suggested that they stay indoors unless there is an emergency. Also, they have been warned not to approach wet electricity transformers and poles and to keep away from overflowing rivers and streams. Some areas have been designated as relief camps, and doctors are on hand to transport pregnant women to nearby hospitals if they are over six months along.
In order to address the situation, Chief Secretary A Santhi Kumari conducted a conference call with district Collectors and SPs. She warned them to be on the lookout for potential flood-related occurrences. To guarantee their safety in the midst of this time of intense rain and potential flooding, citizens were asked to take urgent corrective action. The authorities were told to go to the flood-affected districts and relocate citizens.